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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/21/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 8/21/2013)
Species Cephaelis nana (Standley) Standley
PlaceOfPublication J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 17: 171. 1927.
Synonym Evea nana Standley, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 15: 105. 1925. TYPE: Panama, Standley 27550 (US, holotype; F, isotype).
Description Subshrubs less than 1 m tall, unbranched, glabrous, the internodes relatively short. Leaves elliptic to oblong, 9-22 cm long, 5-10 cm wide, obtuse to acuminate at the apex and the base, the lateral veins prominent, ca. 15, subcoriaceous, drying green; petioles to 4 cm long; stipules persistent, deeply bilobed, the narrow lobes 4-6 mm long, usually obtuse. Inflorescences solitary, terminal, subsessile or the peduncles to 4 cm, subglobose, to 1.5 cm long, to 3 cm wide, containing 3-5 heads; outermost bracts involucral, obovate or spatulate, acute or rounded at the apex, to 1.5 cm long, to 1.5 cm wide, free, purple, membranous, the internal bracts oblanceolate or spatulate, rarely narrowly oblong, to 1.2 cm long, to 0.6 cm wide, frequently with minute teeth at the base. Flowers not seen. Fruits subglobose, to 1 cm long, to 1 cm wide, fleshy, blue, the pyrenes ovoid or elliptic oblong, ca. 0.5 cm long.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution known only from Nicaragua and Panama.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Hills N of Frijoles, Standley 27550 (F, US).
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